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ABC
Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
this morning in annapolis. >> gov. martin o'malley says he strongly supports president barack obama's efforts to curb gun violence across the country, but while they wait for a national solution, he would like to put some things into place here in maryland. gun safety, mental health, and school safety. when it comes to gun safety, he said he would lead to reinstate the ban on military assault weapons. he would also like to limit the size of magazines. the third part is introduce common sense licensing for firearms in the state of maryland. when it comes to mental health, he wants to and give more money to improve mental health services including the creation of a new hot line and a center for early intervention. he also talked a lot about school safety. he said it would like the general assembly to give $25 million to school safety. he would also like to create the maryland center for school safety. >> we can save lives and every life is precious. >> governor o'malley says all of this should be the top legislative priority for this legislative session. to did any of this past, it will take a
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
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ABC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
the drive by president obama to reign in gun violence in this country. david kerley is at the white house tonight. >>r. >> reporter: after a shot gun is accidental fired and three people hit. in two other states, two other accidental shootings at gun shows with two more injured. but it wasn't chaotic everywhere. >> hey, we finally made it in! >> reporter: calling it guns across america, supporters turned out opposing the president's plan. >> reporter: gun control was not on the president's second 46 term agenda until what he called, the worst day of his presidency when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentioned this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some of his proposals. gun show background checks an owner database, banning high capacity magazine clips. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans -- >> report
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am EST
, but he did not move the country which is what he's trying to do with the nra. obama's approval rating 52%, the nra's approval rating 54%. >> republicans in congress is 17%. >> since gun control came back to the top of the agenda, the nra has acquired 250,000 new members, so we're going to find out. you saw by putting up the statements by some of the democratic senators that there's a resistance in the democratic caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and almost 70% of republican women. so you could see a difference because of that. but i think that background checks, waiting period
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